It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and a single Follow Friday Featured Blogger each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
- Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
- Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - Caffeine and Books.
- Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
- Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
- Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
- If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
- If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
- If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
I don't have any, because that's not how I look for books. Off the top of my head, I can't even think of a single book blurb - good or bad - let alone ten. I suppose I could go to my bookshelf and pull down ten books that I liked and reel off the book blurbs on their back cover as my answer, but that wouldn't actually answer the question, because it wasn't the book blurbs that got me hooked on those books.
This is another example of the type of question that, to me, illustrates just how far out of the mainstream for book bloggers I am. I'm not going to say that marketing has no effect on me (since it is pervasive and much of the time it affects us in ways that we are not aware of), but it seems that most book marketing is not really aimed at me. In general, the things that many other readers seem to respond to when it comes to marketing books are effectively orthogonal to my interests.
This is mostly a long-winded way of saying that my answer to this question is that I am not really going to answer the question, mostly because I don't have an answer that wouldn't be a fabrication.
Previous Follow Friday: "Team 254" Is a High School Robotics Team from San Francisco
Subsequent Follow Friday: There Were 256 Men in a Syntagma in Alexander's Macedonian Army
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